Pacifica - Sea & C Bright Luminizing Face Lotion

Pacifica Sea & C Bright Luminizing Face Lotion

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • gluconolactone
  • ascophyllum nodosum extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cetyl alcohol
  • glycerin
  • jojoba esters
  • porphyra umbilicalis extract
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • +8 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
37 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"This powerhouse formula is designed to help maintain your skin's youthful glow and healthiest appearance."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Sea & C Bright Luminizing Face Lotion"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: glycerin, caprylyl glycol.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: caprylic/capric triglyceride, jojoba esters.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (ascophyllum nodosum extract). In theory, they could help neutralize free radicals in skin and lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun), but there is no evidence that these ingredients can have a noticeable effect in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
6.4% - 9.6%
4% - 6.1%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
2.6% - 3.9%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
2% - 3%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
1.6% - 2.3%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
1.4% - 2.1%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
1.3% - 2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.1% - 1.7%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
0.85% - 1.25%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.45% - 1.1%
Helps mask the small of other ingredients and improve the product texture
0.4% - 0.9%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.35% - 0.75%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.7%
Brown seaweed extract. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some antioxidant effect
0.15% - 0.65%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.2% - 0.7%
0.15% - 0.55%
An algae extract that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might have an anti-oxidant effect in skin but evidence is lacking
0.15% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.4%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.25%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.05% - 0.2%

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